6 March 2019, LONDON – An award-winning Scottish artist who started her profession as a single mum has gained a significant nationwide artwork prize along with her tribute to single parenthood.Jennifer McRae from North Berwick was final evening named because the winner of the 2019 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for her portrait of three generations of ladies in her household: her granddaughter, her daughter and her. The portray, Previous, Current and Future: Tracing the Feminine Line, wins McRae £20,000 and a gold medal.Previous, Current and Future: Tracing the Feminine LineThe judges stated that McRae’s work was “a superbly rendered self-portrait displaying the artist at work. It demonstrated nice sensitivity and created a way of intrigue concerning the figures.”Reacting to her win on the Mall Galleries in London, Jennifer McRae stated: “The drinks are on me! To win the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize may be very particular. I’m going to ring my household with the information proper now. Once I began, my daughter was one in all my major fashions. Now my granddaughter is. It’s a pure development.“There’s a narrative behind my portray. Once I began in artwork, I used to be a single mum, which was actually onerous. Again then, being a younger single mum was extra uncommon. However my artwork college, Grey’s Faculty of Artwork in Aberdeen, made every little thing straightforward. They helped me massively. It made such an enormous completely different to my life.”McRae, who’s now married, is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and has had her work displayed within the Scottish Nationwide Portrait Gallery and the Nationwide Portrait Gallery. She has painted many well-known figures embrace Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Judi Dench, Baroness Gail Rebuck and Kirsty Wark.Second prize of £4,000 went to Lara Cobden from Norwich for The Winterkeeper’s Cabin.The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is the UK’s highest-funded annual artwork competitors for consultant and figurative artwork – artwork primarily based on the true world.Different winners on the evening have been Charlie Schaffer from Brighton, who gained the Brian Botting Prize for figurative artwork, value £5,000, and Ewan White from New Malden, who was named Younger Artist, additionally value £4,000. The Daphne Todd Prize for £2,000 went to James Lloyd from North London.The Lynn Painter-Stainers competitors is open to any artist resident within the UK portray or drawing works of representational or figurative artwork and over 18-years-old.81 artists have been shortlisted for the prize out of 1,191 who entered this yr’s competitors. This represents the best stage of entries within the prize’s 14-year historical past.Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Firm of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Basis, the competitors champions the ability of draughtsmanship and figurative portray. The exhibition goals to replicate the breadth of approaches and supplies from throughout the inventive spectrum.- ends -For extra info contact Jenny White or Adrian Beeby:Jenny WhiteChannel CommunicationsTel: 07854 101 [email protected] www.channel-communications.co.uk Adrian Beeby, Ellipsis Communication07879 [email protected] In regards to the sponsors:The Worshipful Firm of Painter-StainersFormed in 1502 by the amalgamation of corporations in existence earlier than 1283, the Worshipful Firm of Painter-Stainers is actively engaged in supporting the artwork and craft of portray. 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